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November 2010 Blog Posts (46)

Thanksgiving food, with gratitude



By Jan Norris



Up against the turkey and dressing and cranberry sauce again? Even some of the chefs have a hard time facing the centuries-old traditional Thanksgiving dinner every year.

“It’s what people what,” said chef Dudley Bell Rich, who will be preparing the dinner for guests and his own family at Carmen’s at the Top of the Bridge restaurant in Boca Raton on Thanksgiving Day. “They don’t want foods they don’t understand at that… Continue

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Boca goes Hollywood for Caridad gala





By Scott Simmons



It’s the classic immigrant story.

A young man comes to New York from India to gain an education. He prospers, but never forgets his homeland, and never forgets what it’s like to be a stranger in a new land.

It also is the story of Sanjiv Sharma, who will co-host this year’s Caridad Center gala with his other half, Nadine Allen.

“Caridad in particular is close to my heart because I am a… Continue

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Obituary: Rene Yucht

By Ron Hayes



HIGHLAND BEACH — During her 12 years in Highland Beach, Rene Yucht enjoyed a retirement filled with music, bridge, canasta, mah-jongg, golf, tennis — and giving.

A member of the town’s Welcome Committee, she was appointed to its Cultural Board.

Mrs. Yacht died Sept. 27. She was 76 and lived in the Dalton Place condominium.

Beyond the town, she also volunteered at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, the Judaica Sound Archives at Florida Atlantic University and the… Continue

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Pets’ Letters to God

Pets’ Letters to God



One of my favorite books about pets and spirituality is spiced with insight and humor. The book, Pets’ Letters to God, was authored by Mark Bricklin, a former colleague at Rodale Press, masterfully captured the innocence and curiosity of our pets.…



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Paws Up for Pets: Pets in church? OMG!

View photo slideshow of local pet blessings | Pets' letters to God…

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Obituary: Ethel Fuog



Ethel Fuog, surrounded by her children and grandchildren



By Dianna Smith



HIGHLAND BEACH — Ethel Fuog spent many a summer night in her hometown of Chicago, sipping drinks in her daughter’s backyard during one of the many cocktail parties she looked forward to every year.

And though she lived the last 30-plus years in Highland Beach enjoying the sunshine, she often… Continue

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The ‘Storybook House’ contest

The Storybook House contest

To view the ‘Storybook House’ and vote for your favorite $10,000 design proposal, you are welcome to attend one of two open house events:…


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Opus the turtle comes in for a landing at Oceanfront Park







By Ron Hayes



Look, up in the sky!

It’s a bird!

It’s a plane!

It’s a …… Continue

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Worth Avenue's haute new look — Ocean Ridge architect a creative force in redesign



By Mary Thurwachter



If you’ve just returned to the barrier island after a summer away, a short jaunt to Palm Beach’s most fashionable shopping district promises to be well “Worth” the drive.…



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Editorial: Three things I appreciate in this season of Thanksgiving



One is the return of season and all of our favorite snowbirds. And with them, the return of our favorite advertisers, plus several new ones. So many, in fact, that you’ll see a second section in this November edition. We are calling it Coastal Life and it’s where you’ll find several of your favorite Coastal Star features: Paws Up for Pets, InterFaith21 and House of the Month —…

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A Coastal Star: United Way leader plans ambitious fundraising focus



One in seven lives in poverty. One in five children do, too. An inner city? Nope,

they’re Palm Beach County residents.


Those grim statistics are among the reasons that coastal Delray Beach resident Art

Menor became involved with the Palm Beach County…

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Briny Breezes: Retired CPA joins Town Council

Lowen Poock, a retired certified public accountant who began coming to the area back in the 1970s for business, is Briny Breezes’ newest alderman.

Poock, 69, said he has owned in Briny for 11 years, at first coming down from the Midwest for the season. Since 2003, he’s considered Briny Breezes his full-time home. And it’s not his first time in town politics. Poock is from Iowa and served as a…

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St. Andrews course earns Audubon certification

The St. Andrews Club golf course has become the 100th course in Florida to obtain sanctuary status from Audubon International.



The Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary designation was achieved through the efforts of Course Superintendent Frank Monk and his team after researching new

methods of course management.…



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Meet your neighbor: Meri Ziev — Ocean Ridge





What do you do if you have a love of music and a love of helping others?



If you’re Meri Ziev, you channel those loves into performing for people who don’t otherwise have access to entertainment.…



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Airports getting prepared for ‘the season’

By Steve Pike

Visitors and snowbirds coming through South Florida’s airports will see some changes from a year ago. The most notable is at Palm Beach International Airport, where the Transportation Security Administration in September began using five full-body scanners that can see through clothing.…



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Smaller air facilities make upgrades



By Steve Pike

Pilots and passengers at Boca Raton Airport will notice new pavement overlays and taxiways at the 212-acre facility. The main resurfacing includes the runway taxiways and a new

taxi connector to runway E at midfield.…

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Ocean Ridge: Pests and posts get commission’s attention



By Margie Plunkett



The booming no-see-um population is apparently happy — and that means Ocean Ridge residents are not.



Despite the budgeted spraying to control the nearly invisible, biting pests, residents donned their “Don’t Bug Me”…

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Lantana: GreenFest visitors get a charge out of Roadster

By Rich Pollack



Every now and then, Lori Berman forgets the red Tesla Roadster she’s driving is not a typical set of wheels.



She’s reminded often, however, especially when someone in the car next to her at a stoplight pulls out a cell…

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Manalapan: Town looks again at burying utilities

By Steve Plunkett



Manalapan is once again looking at whether to put electric, cable and telephone lines underground on the Point.



Mayor Kelly Gottlieb told commissioners she had learned that Gulf Stream was planning to bury its lines for about $16,000 per home, much less than the…

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Coasting Along: Parrot, paintings and pizza make a comfy trifecta



By Tim Norris

Frankie isn’t talking. He’s engaged, at the moment, with a jalapeño pepper, which he is bolting down in large bits.



Anthony isn’t talking, either. He’s knuckle-deep in a pizza dough, rolling and tossing it, layering…

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